The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler Chairman of the Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the Department of Occupational Health Sciences Jeffrey Levin, MD, DrPH, has been awarded the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) 2021 Excellence in Education or Research in Occupational and Environmental Medicine Award.
ACOEM is the largest national medical society dedicated to promoting the health and safety of American workers through preventive medicine, clinical care, education and research. Founded in 1916, it is the nation’s leading physician-led organization advocating for the safety of workers, safe workplaces and quality environments.
The award is a lifetime achievement award in recognition of Dr. Levin’s leadership in the field of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) and contributions in both education and research. These contributions include the development of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler’s OEM residency program, which has trained approximately 50 residents over the years, and for his contributions to research with the publication of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles.
“I feel incredibly grateful to receive this great honor,” said Dr. Levin, “although much of the work being awarded represents the contribution of many people in the development of the OEM residency program. I am honored and humbled to receive this award.”
“Dr. Levin’s dedication and service to the education of residents who have gone on to fill leadership positions across the country in corporations, federal and state agencies, academia and clinical leadership, along with his significant research contributions are recognized by this award,” said Beth Baker, MD, MPH, FACOEM, ACOEM President 2020-2021.
“On behalf of ACOEM, its board of directors, membership and staff, we thank Dr. Levin for his contributions and congratulations on achieving this justly deserved honor.”
Dr. Levin is a fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and has more than 20 years of experience in occupational medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and occupational medicine and holds a Master of Public Health degree. Dr. Levin is an expert in illnesses linked to asbestos and other occupational lung diseases.
Dr. Levin was honored with the award at the American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC) held virtually on Sunday, May 2, 2021. Cynthia K. Ball, DO, MS, FACOEM, and Dalia Nessim, MD, MS, MPH, from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler were also inducted as fellows of the ACOEM.